Wrongful Death

Motorcycling Season Kicks Off – Stay Safe with These Tips

The month of May kicks off the warmer months of the year, the time that every motorcyclist looks forward to. Every motorcyclist should be aware of the need to stay safe at all times and the odds against him if he is ever involved in an accident. As the number of motorcycle riders across the […]

The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning on Boats

Each time you operate a boat, you are at risk from a silent threat that can kill or severely injure you and your passengers without you even being aware of it. Carbon monoxide is a deadly killer, and boaters may be at special risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. This is an odourless and tasteless gas. […]

NHTSA Expands Airbag Recall to Cover More than 12.5 Million Units

Federal agencies are expanding recalls of faulty airbags to cover more units and automakers, after reports of at least 5 fatalities linked to malfunctioning airbags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expanding its probe into faulty airbags, its most exhaustive recall since the recall of the Takata airbags that were linked to multiple airbag–related […]

Distracted Driving in Work Zones

Thousands of construction workers are hard at work, right at this very minute across Indiana, toiling in harsh conditions to keep our roads and highways safe for us. However, they may themselves be at risk from rash and distracted drivers. Studies indicate that the number of motorists, who think nothing of zipping though construction work […]

Northern, South Western Indiana Have Highest Rates of Drunk Driving Accidents

The northern and south western parts of Indiana, including LaPorte and LaGrange counties have some of the highest rates of drunk drivers involved in accidents. According to statistics for 2017, the median county rate of drunk drivers involved in fatal collisions was 9.4 for every 10,000 licensed drivers. LaGrange County had a median rate of […]

Stats Provide Grim Picture of Motorcyclist Safety in Indiana

Data for 2017 paints a somber picture of the motorcyclist safety situation in Indiana. According to the Indian University Public Policy Institute, in 2017, there were 147 fatalities in motorcycle accidents in Indiana. This was a staggering 47 percent increase over 2016. It was also the highest jump on record since 2012, when there was […]

Anti-Distracted Driving Legislation Helps Save Motorcyclist Lives, Too

It’s not only motorists who benefit when states pass legislation designed to prevent motorists from using cell phones while driving.  Studies show that these laws also result in a reduction in the number of motorcyclist fatalities. The results of a recent study published in the journal Social Science and Medicine found that in states that […]

Pedestrian Accident Deaths Touch 30-Year High

According to alarming data from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, projected pedestrian accident fatalities for 2018 are set to break a 30-year record. The report estimates 6,227 deaths in pedestrian accidents across the country in 2018. These are not final estimates by any means, and take into account only the first six months of the […]

‘Do Not Disturb’ Cell Phone Feature Can Help Reduce Distracted Driving

Cell phone blocking features like the “Do Not Disturb” blocker on Apple’s iPhone can help reduce the rates of cell phone usage while driving. The encouraging results of a new study find that many motorists use such technologies to reduce distractions while driving. The study was conducted by the driving app Everdrive, and finds that […]